The Department of Infrastructure, Western Cape Government, is seeking a qualified and competent individual for the position of Human Rights Officer. This permanent position is based in Cape Town and offers an opportunity to contribute to the integration and facilitation of human rights within the department. If you are passionate about human rights and have the necessary qualifications and experience, this role could be perfect for you.

Human Rights Officer Job Details

  • Closing Date: 8th July 2024
  • Reference Number: WCG240528-4
  • Tracking Number: DOI 90/2024
  • Job Title: Human Rights Officer: Corporate Service Management, Ref No. DOI 90/2024
  • Department: Department of Infrastructure
  • Salary Level: 8
  • Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Enquiries: Mr. D Kilian at (021) 483 9597
  • Job Type: Permanent

Human Rights Officer Job Purpose

The primary purpose of this role is to implement and facilitate the department’s responsibilities concerning human rights, focusing on gender, disability, youth, and children. The successful candidate will ensure that human rights issues are integrated into all departmental policies and programmes.

Minimum Requirements

To qualify for the Human Rights Officer position, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • A 3-year National Diploma/B-Degree (equivalent or higher qualification).
  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience.
  • A valid code B or higher driving licence (applicants with disabilities that restrict driving but have reasonable access to transport may also apply).


  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and policies on human rights, gender, disabilities, youth, and children.
  • Understanding of transformation processes, employment equity, and affirmative action.
  • Familiarity with departmental strategic and service delivery plans.
  • Working knowledge of systems such as ECM (Enterprise Content Management).
  • Skills in written and verbal communication, computer literacy (MS Office), planning, interpersonal relations, and record-keeping.

Key Performance Areas

  • Integrate human rights issues (gender, disability, youth, and children) within the department and drive external programmes as per the Human Rights Strategic Framework.
  • Implement departmental policies and programmes focusing on human rights.
  • Provide guidance, advice, and support on human rights policies and practices to all stakeholders, including management, functional units, co-workers, NGOs, and civil organisations.
  • Coordinate gender, disability, and youth training for all staff to ensure human rights are integrated into all aspects of work.
  • Establish partnerships and facilitate inter-sectoral collaboration between the department, NGOs, and civil organisations.
  • Act as a link between the Provincial Directorate Human Rights and the department.


  • Salary: R 376 413 per annum (Salary level 8)
  • Service Benefits: Qualifying employees may receive medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc., as per applicable prescripts or collective agreements.

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Additional Notes

  • Verification and Vetting: Shortlisted candidates must submit documentation for verification and undergo criminal record vetting.
  • Interview Process: Candidates will attend interviews and may undergo competency assessments/proficiency tests.
  • Employment References: By applying, candidates consent to the Western Cape Government contacting previous employers for employment references, including inquiries about disciplinary records and reasons for leaving.
  • Technical Support: For assistance with online applications, contact the helpline at 0861 370 214 (Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 16:00).
  • Application Deadline: Ensure your application is submitted before the closing date, as late applications will not be considered.

How to Apply

To apply for the Human Rights Officer position, ensure you meet the minimum requirements and submit your application online by the closing date of 8th July 2024.

Click on this link to apply for the Human Rights Officer Position: Apply Here

For any queries related to the position, contact Mr. D Kilian at (021) 483 9597.

The role of Human Rights Officer in the Department of Infrastructure offers a rewarding opportunity for individuals dedicated to promoting and integrating human rights within public service. With a competitive salary, supportive work environment, and opportunities for professional development, this position is ideal for those looking to make a significant impact in the field of human rights.

Apply now and become a vital part of the Western Cape Government’s mission to uphold and advance human rights across all its operations.